George Patton

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

George Patton is the Professor of Adolescent Health Research with the University of Melbourne. He is a Senior Principal Research Fellow with NH&MRC.  His group has undertaken studies ranging from the sociological to biological.  They include the Gatehouse Project, a trial of promoting social inclusion in Victorian schools, the development of large scale surveys to document patterns of child and youth development and leading long-term cohort studies of adolescent health and development.   He has advised WHO and the UN on adolescent health and development and has chaired AIHWs advisory groups on 'A picture of Australia's children' and 'Young Australians, their health and well-being'. He has over 270 publications that include over 200 peer reviewed papers.